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Summers, Montague 1880-1948

Overview
Works: 410 works in 1,659 publications in 6 languages and 24,656 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Bibliography  Parodies, imitations, etc  Bio-bibliography  Biography  Drama  Tragicomedies  Tragedies (Drama)  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, win, Composer, Author of introduction, Actor, Compiler, Illustrator, Former owner, Lyricist, Honoree
Classifications: BF1566, 133.4
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The history of witchcraft and demonology by Montague Summers( Book )

107 editions published between 1926 and 2014 in English and held by 2,309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Vividly detailed and highly readable, this classic history of witchcraft and demonology provides a thorough exploration of sorcery, Satanism, and every variety of the black arts. Reflecting popular folklore and theological opinions of the late medieval and early Renaissance periods, this survey of necromancy traces witchcraft from ancient times to the twentieth century, describing the link between heresy and the occult. Threaded with dramatic accounts of witch trials and devil's pacts, this time-tested reference offers a compelling look at The Worship of the Witch, Demons and Familiars, the Sabbat, and Diabolic Possession and Modern Spiritism. It also offers fascinating insight into the role of the Witch in Dramatic Literature. A prolific occult historian, Montague Summers wrote numerous books, and he edited and translated such important early demonology and witchcraft texts as the Malleus Maleficarum. An intriguing perspective on the development of the black arts and their heretical interpretations by society, church, and state, The History of Witchcraft and Demonology will capture the attention of the general reader as well as the occult enthusiast."--Amazon.ca 2007 Dover ed. description
The Gothic quest; a history of the Gothic novel by Montague Summers( Book )

47 editions published between 1938 and 2013 in English and held by 1,418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The restoration theatre by Montague Summers( Book )

24 editions published between 1934 and 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Appendices (p.297-329): I.A reprint of Robert Gould's The playhouse, a satyr.-II. A reprint of chapter V of Vincent's Young gallant's academy, 1674: Instructions for a young gallant how to behave himself in the play-house.-III. The Phoenix Society for the Production of Old Plays
The geography of witchcraft by Montague Summers( Book )

45 editions published between 1927 and 2013 in English and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The playhouse of Pepys by Montague Summers( Book )

30 editions published between 1935 and 1967 in English and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Malleus maleficarum of Heinrich Kramer and James Sprenger by Heinrich Institoris( Book )

88 editions published between 1928 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A handbook for hunting and punishing witches to assist the Inquisition and Church in exterminating undesirables. Mostly a compilation of superstition and folklore, the book was taken very seriously at the time it was written in the 15th century and became a kind of spiritual law book used by judges to determine the guilt of the accused
The vampire in Europe by Montague Summers( Book )

51 editions published between 1929 and 2013 in English and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renowned occultist and clergyman Montague Summers explores the realm of Dracula and comes up with some shocking possibilities as well as "true tales" of terror from places including England, Ireland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, and Greece.--From publisher description
The werewolf by Montague Summers( Book )

35 editions published between 1933 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An extensive study of legends of the werwolf persisting in countries of Northern, Central and Southern Europe
The complete works of Thomas Shadwell by Thomas Shadwell( Book )

25 editions published between 1927 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare adaptations. The tempest, the mock tempest, and King Lear by William Shakespeare( Book )

13 editions published between 1922 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete works by William Congreve( Book )

13 editions published between 1923 and 1964 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gothic bibliography by Montague Summers( Book )

36 editions published between 1900 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Witchcraft and black magic by Montague Summers( Book )

43 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History and description of witchcraft
The vampire, his kith and kin by Montague Summers( Book )

44 editions published between 1928 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From appearances of vampires in literature, to stories from ancient civilizations, the book presents a definitive work on a subject that is also entertainment
The complete works of Thomas Otway by Thomas Otway( Book )

16 editions published between 1926 and 1967 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compendium maleficarum by Francesco Maria Guazzo( Book )

30 editions published between 1929 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays in petto by Montague Summers( Book )

13 editions published between 1900 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roscius Anglicanus by John Downes( Book )

23 editions published between 1928 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reviews the London stage from the Restoration to 1706, listing performances and performers
The works of Aphra Behn by Aphra Behn( Book )

13 editions published between 1915 and 1992 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The discoverie of witchcraft by Reginald Scot( Book )

12 editions published between 1930 and 1995 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A partially skeptical book published by the English gentleman Reginald Scot in 1584, intended as an exposé of medieval witchcraft. It contains a small section intended to show how the public was fooled by charlatans, which is considered the first published material on "magic" trickery. Scot believed that the prosecution of those accused of witchcraft was irrational and un-Christian, and he held the Roman Church responsible. He set himself to prove that the belief in witchcraft and magic was rejected by reason and by religion, and that spiritualistic manifestations were willful impostures, or illusions due to mental disturbance in the observers. His aim was to prevent the persecution of poor, aged, and simple persons, who were popularly credited with being witches.--Adapted from en.wikipedia.org
 
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The discoverie of witchcraft
Alternative Names
Montague Summers britischer Literaturwissenschaftler und Dämonologe

Montague Summers Brits schrijver (1880-1948)

Montague Summers escritor británico

Summers

Summers A. J.-M. A. M.

Summers A. J.-M. A. M. 1880-1948

Summers A. M.

Summers A. M. 1880-1948

Summers, Alphonsus Joseph Mary Augustus

Summers, Alphonsus Joseph Mary Augustus Montague

Summers, Alphonsus Joseph Mary Augustus Montague 1880-1948

Summers, Augustus Montague

Summers, Augustus Montague 1880-1948

Summers M.

Summers M. 1880-1948

Summers, M. (Montague), 1880-1948

Summers, Montague 1880-1948

Саммерс А. Д.-М. А. М

Саммерс А. Д.-М. А. М. 1880-1948

Саммерс А. М

Саммерс А. М. 1880-1948

Саммерс М

Саммерс М. 1880-1948

Саммерс, Монтегю

サマーズ, モンタギュー

Languages
English (742)

Latin (5)

Chinese (3)

German (1)

Russian (1)

Spanish (1)

Covers
The geography of witchcraftThe Malleus maleficarum of Heinrich Kramer and James SprengerThe vampire in EuropeThe werewolfWitchcraft and black magicThe vampire, his kith and kinCompendium maleficarumThe discoverie of witchcraft